spanish for "miracle"
1. A marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent.

de l'espagnol pour "miracle", n.m.
1. Phénomène répute contraire aux lois de la nature et attribué à l'intervention divine.

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Category: Africa


Magic and HIV: 20 years later.

June 6th, 2011 by Martine St-Victor

At the time, the disease was associated to homosexuals, hemophiliac and junkies. And, just like that, Magic broke that stereotype and whether or not he wanted to, he became the face of HIV/AIDS.


Huckleberry Finn, The “N-Word” & Kanye West.

January 4th, 2011 by Martine St-Victor

“Scholar Alan Gribben and NewSouth Books plan to release a version of Huckleberry Finn, in a single volume with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, that does away with the “n” word”, I read with stupefaction in today’s Washington Post. What the f-word? , I thought. Mark Twain’s chef-d’œuvre is a honest look at, amongst other [...]

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Proof Again That Music Is Love.

June 14th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

Rarely have I penned a post so fast. It was only a few hours ago that I discovered Londoner Tinashé. Late, I’m sure but nonetheless, I’ve been listening to his track “Zambezi” in-a-loop ever since. Style, substance with Zimbabwean flavor. Can’t go wrong with that. I’m so excited about this artist that I want to [...]

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Brains & Style.

May 29th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

Dambisa Moyo. Perhaps the name doesn’t yet ring a bell and the face isn’t quite familiar either. Her work, however, requires your attention. Dambisa is the author of Dead Aid, a wake-up call not only for Africa but also for the nations seeking to help it out. I like Dambisa because she’s so smart that [...]

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We Have The Power

April 10th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

If like me, you thought the “Idol Gives Back” was more an exercise in Rolodex-flexing than it was about genuine generosity, then you know that in reality, each of us can make a difference. Way before the Madonnas and Angelinas of this world made trips to Africa the Olympics of the Paparazzos, brave volunteers, teachers, [...]

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Even the Beautiful Are Silenced.

March 4th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

A few days ago, the body of gorgeous model Katoucha was scooped out of La Seine, a month after she was reported missing. Like a Shakespearian scenario, the image is both painfully beautiful and tragic at the same time. Before Tyra and Naomi, there was Katoucha. The African beauty illuminated runways in the 80’s for [...]


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